Sale 18CN01 | Lot 547

George III Painted and Inlaid Satinwood Secretaire Bookcase Cabinet

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 547
George III Painted and Inlaid Satinwood Secretaire Bookcase Cabinet
Circa 1785
In three parts, the detachable cornice with swan's neck pediment centered by an oval panel painted with a figure of Orpheus flanked by panels with flowers, all over a pair of convex mirror-inset doors with similarly painted ovals with allegorical figures, the projecting lower section with a long drawer painted with floral swag centering a musical trophy and fitted with a Bramah lock, 14 Piccadilly, and opening to a velvet-lined writing panel and an arrangement of pigeonholes over short drawers, above a pair of cupboard doors painted with allegorical figures and opening to two drawers with gilt-metal husk-swag handles and sliding shelves, raised on splayed bracket feet. Height 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m), width 43 inches (1.10 m), 22 1/2 inches (57.2 cm).
Messrs. D. L. Issacs, London
Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture The Age of Satinwood, London, 1919, col. pl. XII
C. Matlack Price, 'Historic Types and Modern Furniture, The New Country Life', Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York, February 1918, vol. XXXIII, no, 4, pp. 27-40, p. 39, illus.
F. Lewis Hinckley, The More Significant Regency Furniture 1800-1830, 1991, p. 58, fig. 76 and back of dust jacket


Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $13,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Very fine quality; mahogany secondary woods throughout, except to drawers to bottom section which are oaked lined; the mirror plates are probably replaced, left one with losses to silvering at top; restorations to painted decoration throughout; detachable crown with central platform, possibly once used for displaying an object; age cracks to satinwood veneers throughout, especially along the lines of construction; replacements to tulipwood cross banding throughout and with minor replacements; age cracks to mahogany panels to doors of interiors, mirror backs probably later; losses to simulated fluting to projecting edge of lower section; minor shrinkage to widths of doors

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Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $13,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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